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17th Annual Youth Day celebrations

Description: June 18th is our day to commemorate fallen heroes who paved the way and share the vibrancy of South African culture with the world.  In the traditional spirit of our Youth Day, we provide a diverse mix of international and homegrown talent, a designated area for Braai (BBQ), children and family activities
 
We will then close the night with our annual clubbing experience at UNIT 9 NIGHT  night club from 10pm until 4am tickets are half price at the door for the main event ticket holders.  
 
Over the past 16 years Youth Day, the first of its kind, with the support of homegrown and local talent has been able to build a unique and diverse family day out.   This day of commemoration builds our diverse diasporic community, uniting us through our shared love of African arts, music and culture; of course, no South African event would be complete without a good braai.

Youth Day prides itself on promoting homegrown talents so alongside our African cohort are:
 
International Artists
Maleh
One of South Africa's finest international exports, singer-songwriter Maleh widely known for global smash hit Falling is joining our commemorations for the first time.
 
Sun El Musician
Award-winning super producer Sun El Musician whose collaborations are an A-listers dream.  Artists like Black Coffee, Msaki, and Simi know exactly where to go to get hits.
 
Blaq Diamond
Blaq Diamond, the most loved South African duo with fans across the continent.  These young African giants are making their first European appearance right here in Milton Keynes with us Young African giants Black Diamond make their first European appearance right here in Milton Keynes. This beloved South African duo have fans across the African continent.
 
Mgarimbe
Everyone's favourite cheeky hitmaker Mgarimbe is back in the UK to celebrate two decades of his club hit Sister Betina.
 
Local Artists
Asanda
The South African teen sensation who blew our minds on Britains Got Talent
 
T-Bone Afrika All Stars
Band renown for playing Afro Groove highlighting music from the roots of Southern Africa. Their music is uplifting, joyous and filled with beautiful African rhythms!
 
Prudence
An artist with a deep history in the music industry perfoming her latest release. Prudence has worked with luminaries such as Voyo Mokoena, Rebecca Malope, Brenda Fassie, Lucky Dube, and Yvonne Chaka Chaka. 
 
On The DJ Set
 
DJ MK the masked man | Levi Love | Logic Senya aka the Transition King
The Beat London's Mr Silk | KayOneKay | King Tee | Bonnie The DJ
Wozzy | Glo Susini |
 
 
Although the entrance is free for children under 12, they will still require a ticket. Please select the number of free tickets when you purchase your ticket, as all under 12's must be accompanied by an adult.
 
For those of you who are familiar with the Willen Lake park rules and regulations, a lot has changed since COVID.  They no longer allow alcohol and open flame BBQ's at the park, however, we have managed to attain a licence that permits us to serve alcohol and BBQ in a designated area.  Please note that any BBQ equipment brought into the park MUST stand a minimum of 2 feet above the ground.  This will be strictly adhered to on the day.
 
Due to the new regulations patrons are not permitted to bring alcohol onto the event site.  A cashless bar will be provided.  Any alcohol found will be confiscated by the park security with no guarantee for return.
 
We look forward to meeting you and your family.

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Date:  12:30pm to 4:00am, Sat 18th Jun until Sun 19th Jun, 2022

Venue:  Willen Lake
V10 Brickhill St
Milton Keynes, MK15 0DS
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